The holidays are a time for fun and family, but there's a lot of prep work to be done before your guests arrive.
If you're hosting the whole family for thanksgiving, you've already got a lot on your plate. So, you may prefer to spend your time in the kitchen, and leave the cleaning to the experts.
"Yes, business definitely increases due to people planning parties and events for the holidays and family guests coming in to stay," Laura Knox, a House Cleaner, said.
Many choose to have their homes professionally cleaned, especially those areas that guests will see the most.
"During the holidays the clients tend to ask for is the more detail cleaning of the kitchens, the bathrooms. If they are having houseguests they normally ask for a more detailed cleaning of those guest rooms and the common areas for the entertaining," Knox said.
Angie's List says it's important to communicate your needs and expectations clearly because everyone's opinion of clean can be different. And before you hire, ask for an in-home estimate.
Depending on the size on the size of your home you might pay anywhere from a couple hundred dollars, which is what we see on average on Angie's List, but we have seen it as much $700, but keep in mind that depends on the actual size of the home.
Don't forget to check on insurance and bonding when hiring. Insurance covers damage by the company, such as bleach stains, and a bond covers an employee's dishonest criminal conduct, like theft.
Angie's List says book as early as possible if you need a housecleaning service for the holidays. Companies will fill up fast this time of year.
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